Author: Quinn Klinefelter

Quinn Klinefelter is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, anchoring midday newscasts and preparing reports for WDET, NPR and the BBC. Klinefelter joined WDET in 1998 after earning a M.A. from the nation's top-ranked journalism school, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and working as a sports correspondent for BBC Radio 4 and as a talk show host, anchor and reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio.

He has won over 50 awards for his work from groups including CBS Radio, the Associated Press, the Wisconsin and Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Society of Professional Journalists. He has covered government and politics for WDET, including interviewing numerous presidential candidates, Michigan governors and every Detroit mayor elected in the 21st century. He also regularly reports on sports and entertainment, including covering 20 editions of the Indianapolis 500.

He was literally on top of the news when he finished an interview with then-Senator Bob Dole by stepping on his shoes.

Some Oxford Students Return to Classrooms

Some students in Oxford return to classes Monday.  Officials in essence shut the school system down last month after a gunman killed four students and wounded several others at Oxford High School. Prosecutors say a high school sophomore allegedly took a gun to school in his backpack on Nov. 30, “with the intent to murder as many students as..

James and Jennifer Crumbley Arrested in Detroit

This is a developing story. Come back to WDET.org and tune into WDET 101.9 FM for the latest updates. The parents of the teenager who shot 11 people at Oxford High School this week have been arrested in Detroit. James and Jennifer Crumbley were found hiding in a commercial building on the city’s east side early Saturday morning. Following their capture Saturday..

President Biden Talks Up Infrastructure Bill, Makes Pitch for Social Spending Plan During Detroit Visit

After signing his $1 trillion infrastructure investment bill into law earlier this week, President Joe Biden visited General Motors’ electric vehicle plant Factory Zero on the Detroit and Hamtramck border Wednesday to highlight that accomplishment and drum up support for his social agenda.  Biden said the infrastructure legislation is delivering real results -- like the $7.5 billion..